Shell: no progress

4 August 2014

This report shows the systemic failure of the Nigerian government and oil giant Shell to clean up the horrendous oil pollution in the Niger Delta, despite recommendations made by a major UN study three years ago today.

The UN Environment Programme published a scientific study on the Ogoniland region of the Niger Delta in 2011, exposing extensive oil pollution, severe health risks for the population – including previously unacknowledged pollution of drinking water – and fundamental failures in Shell's processes for cleaning up oil spills.This report shows how little progress there has been dealing with these issues.

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